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The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.

Sunday Conversations - November 20, 2022


Join MassME for another small group Sunday Conversation! We are looking forward to meeting you "in person"!

"Coping During the Holidays with ME/CFS, Long COVID, and Related Chronic Illness"

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MECFS and Long COVID: Emerging Similarities and Why it Matters


Massachusetts ME/CFS and FM Association Presents:
ME/CFS and Long COVID:  Emerging Similarities and Why it Matters 

Featuring Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff

Saturday, October 22, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. ET on Zoom

Dr. Komaroff will talk about “The Emerging Parallels Between ME/CFS and Long COVID”. He will describe not only how the symptoms are similar but also how the two conditions share many of the same physiologic abnormalities and the opportunity Long Covid provides to advance our understanding of ME/CFS and to support clinical trials.

Anthony Komaroff, MD, is the distinguished Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has published over 230 research articles and two books. From 1997-2015 he was editor in chief of the Harvard Health Publications Division of Harvard Medical School, the division responsible for disseminating all of the medical school’s health information for the general public. He has been publishing research papers on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) since the late 1980s, and currently serves on the National Institutes of Health’s advisory council for ME/CFS research.

This event is a part of the Association's 2022 Annual Meeting of the Membership.


Recording of the Full Event


Recording of event in sections:

Welcome and Agenda

MassME Annual Report of the Membership

Dr. Komaroff's introduction and special tribute for his decades of service to the ME/CFS community

Dr. Komaroff - Main Presentation

Q & A with Dr. Komaroff

Wrap Up

Break Video - Letters to MassME


YouTube Playlist of All Sections






Sunday Conversations - September 18, 2022




Traditional Chinese Medicine/TCM is a rich and complex medical system originating over three thousand years ago. Its extensive history has developed intricate diagnostic systems focused on assessing the whole person. It also encompasses an in-depth theory of disease patterns and a multitude of therapies and specialties. This multifaceted system provides explanations and treatments for symptoms experienced by those with multi-systemic, invisible and post-viral illnesses within its medical theories and diagnostics.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in performing an in-depth intake of each patient which includes gathering detailed information on organ systems, physical strengths and weakness, mental and emotional health, environmental factors, and external pathogens that have influenced one's health in order to create a treatment plan that aligns with the specific needs of the individual.

Slides from the event

Recording of the event

Read more: Sunday Conversations - September 18, 2022

Notice about names

The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS. 

Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.